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Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns

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The best prices from Christchurch to Cairns are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Christchurch (CHC) to Cairns (CNS)

CHC - CNS
Price
$566 - $849
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$742

Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

Round-trip from

$566

From Christchurch to Cairns

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns?

Travellers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 10% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

To save on the cost of your flight from Christchurch to Cairns, book at least 28 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $711 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $778.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

Flights from Christchurch to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Christchurch to Cairns in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $485.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

When flying from Christchurch to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 19% versus a flight at midday.

Christchurch to Cairns 2021 flight deals

1 Jun - 8 Jun
$902pp
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
3 Jun - 8 Jun
$936pp
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
3 Jun - 8 Jun
$978pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

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From Christchurch to Cairns

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $995 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $995. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $902, but on average you can expect to pay $1,001.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Christchurch to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $853 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Christchurch to Cairns, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The Christchurch to Cairns flight path was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Christchurch or Cairns?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Christchurch is roughly less than Cairns. You can assume this to be the case over the next 6 days.

Is Christchurch weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 31 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is hotter than in Christchurch. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

A quick flight from Christchurch to Cairns can take about 16h. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $902.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Christchurch to Cairns return?

Flying on Qantas Airways is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $902.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Average temperature for April in Cairns
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cairns
208.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
$238 $384 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$346 $479 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$341 $493 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$310 $546 No cancel fee 74%
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